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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 6270

Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems
Editor(s): David R. Silva; Rodger E. Doxsey
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Volume Details

Volume Number: 6270
Date Published: 29 June 2006
Softcover: 76 papers (792) pages
ISBN: 9780819463357

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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope's operational mission experience
Author(s): Robert K. Wilson; Charles P. Scott
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The Spitzer Space Telescope's performance: getting the most out of a great observatory
Author(s): Suzanne R. Dodd; Deborah A. Levine
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Quality interaction between mission assurance and project team members
Author(s): Helenann Kwong-Fu; Robert K. Wilson
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The challenges of GALEX
Author(s): Karl Forster; Tim Conrow; David Schiminovich; Kerry D. Erickson; Justin F. McNeill; Chris Martin; Marco Morais
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The Chandra X-ray Center: a combined science and operations center
Author(s): Roger J. Brissenden; Jeffrey D. Holmes; Edward Mattison; Daniel A. Schwartz; Daniel Shropshire
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Fifteen years of observing from low Earth orbit
Author(s): Rodger E. Doxsey
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Magellan telescopes operations
Author(s): M. M. Phillips; David J Osip; Frank Perez
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VLT(I) instrument operations and maintenance at the Paranal Observatory
Author(s): A. Kaufer; J. L. Alvarez; E. Bendek; F. Caruso; R. Castillo; J. Jimenez; G. Gillet; N. Haddad; A. Leiva; M. Marchesi; P. Mardones; M. Riquelme; P. Robert; U. Weilenmann
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Current status of science operation at Subaru
Author(s): Junichi Noumaru; Tetsuo Nishimura; Saeko S. Hayashi; Hiroshi Terada; Tomoko Fuselier; Jun Hasegawa
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Operations model for the Large Binocular Telescope
Author(s): Richard F. Green; R. Mark Wagner; Joar Brynnel; John M. Hill; James H. Slagle
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LGS AO operations at the W.M. Keck Observatory
Author(s): David Le Mignant; Randall D. Campbell; Antonin H. Bouchez; Jason C. Y. Chin; Elizabeth Chock; Al Conrad; Marcos A. van Dam; Steve Doyle; Robert E. Goodrich; Erik M. Johansson; Robert E. Lafon; James E. Lyke; Christine Melcher; Ronald P. Mouser; Douglas M. Summers; Cynthia Wilburn; Peter L. Wizinowich
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Developing an observatory-wide engineering process
Author(s): Michael Hess
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Reliability centered maintenance in astronomical infrastructure facilities
Author(s): W. R. Ansorge
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Operating a heterogeneous telescope network
Author(s): Alasdair Allan; Karsten Bischoff; Martin Burgdorf; Brad Cavanagh; Damien Christian; Neil Clay; Rob Dickens; Frossie Economou; Mehri Fadavi; Stephen Frazer; Thomas Granzer; Sandy Grosvenor; Frederic V. Hessman; Tim Jenness; Anuradha Koratkar; Matthew Lehner; Chris Mottram; Tim Naylor; Eric S. Saunders; Nikolaos Solomos; Iain A. Steele; Georg Tuparev; W. Thomas Vestrand; Robert R. White; Sarah Yost
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Unifying access to services: ESO's user portal
Author(s): A. M. Chavan; L. E. Tacconi-Garman; M. Peron; F. Sogni; T. Canavan; P. Nass
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VOEvent and sky transients in the NOAO science archive
Author(s): Robert L. Seaman; Phillip B. Warner
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Managing science data in the virtual observatory era
Author(s): David Schade
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Networking observers and observatories with remote telescope markup language
Author(s): Frederic V. Hessman; Georg Tuparev; Alasdair Allan
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A free market in telescope time II: a test implementation
Author(s): I. A. Steele; N. R. Clay; J. Cohen; W. Lee; C. J. Mottram
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The Chandra X-ray Center data system: supporting the mission of the Chandra X-ray Observatory
Author(s): Janet D. Evans; Mark Cresitello-Dittmar; Stephen Doe; Ian Evans; Giuseppina Fabbiano; Gregg Germain; Kenny Glotfelty; Diane Hall; David Plummer; Panagoula Zografou
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Chandra data archive operations: lessons learned
Author(s): Michael L. McCollough; Arnold H. Rots; Sherry L. Winkelman
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Chandra data processing: lessons learned and challenges met
Author(s): J. Nichols; C. S. Anderson; P. J. Mendygral; D. L. Morgan; G. Fabbiano
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Gaia Data Flow System (GDFS) project: the UK's contribution to Gaia data processing
Author(s): Nicholas A. Walton; Mark Cropper; Gerard Gilmore; Floor van Leeuwen; Mike Irwin; Simon Rosen
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Designing a multi-petabyte database for LSST
Author(s): Jacek Becla; Andrew Hanushevsky; Sergei Nikolaev; Ghaleb Abdulla; Alex Szalay; Maria Nieto-Santisteban; Ani Thakar; Jim Gray
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VISTA data flow system: status
Author(s): Jim Emerson; Mike Irwin; Nigel Hambly
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Data reduction pipelines for the Very Large Telescope
Author(s): P. Ballester; K. Banse; S. Castro; R. Hanuschik; R. N. Hook; C. Izzo; Y. Jung; A. Kaufer; J. M. Larsen; T. Licha; H. Lorch; L. Lundin; A. Modigliani; R. Palsa; M. Péron; C. Sabet; J. Vinther
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Valuation, policy, and software strategy
Author(s): Nicole M. Radziwill
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Five years of queue observing at the Gemini telescopes
Author(s): Phil Puxley; Inger Jørgensen
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Quick response target of opportunity observations at Gemini
Author(s): Kim Gillies; Shane Walker; Katherine Roth
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VLT service mode operations at seven years
Author(s): F. Comerón; G. Mathys; A. Kaufer; O. Hainaut; R. Hanuschik; M. Romaniello; D. Silva; P. Quinn
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Planning and scheduling of the Hubble Space Telescope in the 2-gyro regime
Author(s): David S. Adler; Tricia Royle; William W. Workman; Denise C. Taylor
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Planning and scheduling the Spitzer Space Telescope
Author(s): Stephen J. Barba; Lisa J. Garcia; Douglas B. McElroy; David S. Mittman; JoAnn C. O'Linger; Steven R. Tyler
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Reactive scheduling for LINC-NIRVANA
Author(s): Juergen Berwein; Aleksei Pavlov; Florian Briegel; Wolfgang Gaessler; Clemens Storz
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Observation preparation software for LINC-NIRVANA
Author(s): Aleksei Pavlov; Wolfgang Gässler; Carmelo Arcidiacono; Jürgen Berwein; Florian Briegel; Eva Schinnerer; Tom Herbst
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A new graphical user interface for observatory control
Author(s): James R. Fowler; Timothy Hudson
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Spitzer pre-launch mission operations system: the road to launch
Author(s): Charles P. Scott; Robert K. Wilson
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The Spitzer Science Center: system description and lessons learned due to two years of operations
Author(s): Lee Bennett; Susan Comeau; Deborah A. Levine; Suzanne R. Dodd
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Chandra hardware and systems: keeping things running
Author(s): Lisa Paton
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Adapative software solutions: lessons learned from Chandra flight operations
Author(s): Daniel P. Shropshire; Sabina Bucher; Joseph Rose
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Chandra monitoring and trends analysis: status and lessons learned
Author(s): Bradley D. Spitzbart; Scott J. Wolk; Takashi Isobe
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Optimum observing modes for the Herschel/SPIRE photometer system
Author(s): Bruce Sibthorpe; Tim J. Waskett; Matthew J. Griffin
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Applications of system modeling for VLT instruments
Author(s): E. Bendek; M. Marchesi; F. Caruso; A. Smette; L. Vanzi; A. Kaufer
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Spitzer observatory operations: increasing efficiency in mission operations
Author(s): Charles P. Scott; Bolinda E. Kahr; Marc A. Sarrel
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The mission operations system for Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Author(s): Ingolf Heinrichsen; Edward L. Wright
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LSST operation simulator implementation
Author(s): Francisco Delgado; Kem Cook; Michelle Miller; Robyn Allsman; Francesco Pierfederici
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Observatory software for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)
Author(s): Jennifer Dunn; C. Boyer; P. N. Daly; K. Gillies; R. Marshall; D. Silva
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LIDAR for measuring atmospheric extinction
Author(s): M. Dawsey; G. Gimmestad; D. Roberts; J. McGraw; P. Zimmer; J. Fitch
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The operational response to temporal changes in the gain of the ACIS instrument on the Chandra X-ray Observatory
Author(s): Nancy R. Adams-Wolk; Royce Buehler; Paul P. Plucinksy
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Monte Carlo processes for including Chandra instrument response uncertainties in parameter estimation studies
Author(s): Jeremy J. Drake; Peter Ratzlaff; Vinay Kashyap; Richard Edgar; Rima Izem; Diab Jerius; Aneta Siemiginowska; Alexey Vikhlinin
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An historical fluence analysis of the radiation environment of the Chandra X-ray Observatory and implications for continued radiation monitoring
Author(s): J. M. DePasquale; P. P. Plucinsky; D. A. Schwartz
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The Hubble Space Telescope attitude observer anomaly
Author(s): Morgan M. Van Arsdall; Patrick R. Ramsey; Scott R. Swain
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The temporal optical behavior of the Hubble Space Telescope: the impact on science observations
Author(s): Russell B. Makidon; Matthew D. Lallo; Stefano Casertano; Ronald L. Gilliland; Marco Sirianni; John E. Krist
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HST guide star acquisition logic modification for two-gyro science
Author(s): Larry Dunham; Art Bradley; Michael Wenz; Brian Vreeland; M. Prior
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Temporal optical behavior of HST: focus, coma, and astigmatism history
Author(s): Matthew D. Lallo; Russell B. Makidon; Stefano Casertano; John E. Krist
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MONET/North: a very fast 1.2m robotic telescope
Author(s): Karsten Bischoff; Georg Tuparev; Frederic V. Hessman; Irina Nikolova
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Performace trends for the x-ray imaging spectrometer on Suzaku
Author(s): Beverly LaMarr; Mark Bautz; Steve Kissel; Eric Miller; Gregory Prigozhin; Noriaki Tawa; Tomofumi Miyauchi; Hiroshi Nakajima
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Quality control for multi-detector instruments: a test bed with VIMOS
Author(s): Burkhard Wolff; Reinhard Hanuschik
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Model-based wavelength calibration for CRIRES
Author(s): Paul Bristow; Florian Kerber; Michael R. Rosa; Jean Francois Pirard; Ralf Siebenmorgen; Hans-Ulrich Käufl
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The Chandra X-ray Observatory data processing system
Author(s): Ian Evans; Mark Cresitello-Dittmar; Stephen Doe; Janet Evans; Giuseppina Fabbiano; Gregg Germain; Kenny Glotfelty; David Plummer; Panagoula Zografou
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CIAO: Chandra's data analysis system
Author(s): Antonella Fruscione; Jonathan C. McDowell; Glenn E. Allen; Nancy S. Brickhouse; Douglas J. Burke; John E. Davis; Nick Durham; Martin Elvis; Elizabeth C. Galle; Daniel E. Harris; David P. Huenemoerder; John C. Houck; Bish Ishibashi; Margarita Karovska; Fabrizio Nicastro; Michael S. Noble; Michael A. Nowak; Frank A. Primini; Aneta Siemiginowska; Randall K. Smith; Michael Wise
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The Chandra automated processing system: challenges, design enhancements, and lessons learned
Author(s): David Plummer; John Grier; Sreelatha Masters
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The Chandra X-ray Observatory calibration database (CalDB): building, planning, and improving
Author(s): Dale E. Graessle; Ian N. Evans; Kenny Glotfelty; X. Helen He; Janet D. Evans; Arnold H. Rots; Giuseppina Fabbiano; Roger J. Brissenden
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Spitzer science archive interface
Author(s): Joe Chavez
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Data quality analysis at the Spitzer Science Center
Author(s): Vincent Mannings; Russ R. Laher
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IRACproc: a software suite for processing and analyzing Spitzer/IRAC data
Author(s): Michael T. Schuster; Massimo Marengo; Brian M. Patten
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The VIRUS data reduction pipeline
Author(s): Claus A. Goessl; Niv Drory; Helena Relke; Karl Gebhardt; Frank Grupp; Gary Hill; Ulrich Hopp; Ralf Köhler; Phillip MacQueen
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Introducing hidden Markov models to LAMOST automatic data processing
Author(s): Jianjun Chen
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Cyber-infrastructure to support science and data management for the Dark Energy Survey
Author(s): C. Ngeow; J. J. Mohr; T. Alam; W. A. Barkhouse; C. Beldica; D. Cai; G. Daues; R. Plante; J. Annis; H. Lin; D. Tucker; R. C. Smith
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The LSST moving object processing pipeline
Author(s): Kobus Barnard; Andrew Connolly; Larry Denneau; Alon Efrat; Tommy Grav; Jim Heasley; Robert Jedicke; Jeremy Kubica; Bongki Moon; Scott H. Morris; Praveen R. Rao
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VLT VISIR: controlling data quality and instrument performance
Author(s): Danuta Dobrzycka; Alain Smette; Michael Sterzik; Lars Lundin; Yves Jung; Ralf Siebenmorgen
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Observation metadata handling system at the European Southern Observatory
Author(s): Adam Dobrzycki; Daniel Brandt; David Giot; John Lockhart; Jesus Rodriguez; Nathalie Rossat; My Hà Vuong
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Quality control and instruments monitoring for the VLTI
Author(s): I. Percheron; Sabine Moehler
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Spitzer Space Telescope proposal process
Author(s): S. Laine; N. A. Silbermann; L. M. Rebull; L. J. Storrie-Lombardi
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The Chandra X-ray Observatory mission planning process: managing and implementing constraints
Author(s): Brent S. Williams; Kenneth R. Gage
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How operational issues impact science peer review
Author(s): Brett S. Blacker; Daniel Golombek; Duccio Macchetto
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External and internal user support for service mode observations with ESO-VLT
Author(s): Petra Nass; Fernando Comerón; Stéphane Marteau; Dave Silva
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